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Or Scgab tsTKBom. We intend to notice from time to time
the prngira of oar agricultural and STasins; interest which
re yearly aanralog Biore fanporUnee fen the export trade of the
' Manila, and which muat become our mainstay of prosperity.
Tmb East Man PtAxrAnoXv We are happy to leant that this
ptantstian, established in 1850, fires promise of aa unprece-
- weateel yield. Afield of alxteen acrea, now hrinf cut, wm yield
from 3 to SJ ton of aogar totbeacre. The growing- cane, though
planted J feet apart, literalir coven the whole fields the groand
being eompletehr hidden from sight, while io walk through it la
next to aa impoasibUItv. Strange aa it may seem, a person set
down in the midst of the cane, without a com pass, would find the
utmost difficulty to extricate himself firotn iU mazes. It is
high that, seated on horseback, one cannot by two or three feet
reach the hand to the top of the kares. The sticks are in erery
direction from bariaoutal to perpendicular, forming- aa abaca
Impenetrable Jungle. The stalks of cane as dcHrcred at the mill,
vary from fire to nine feet in length, .and from fcnr to eight
in ran la circumference- There is also, not yet arrired at matu
rity, apon the plantation, nearly 100 acres of growing cane, the
yield of which wffl fully equal that of the field above mentioned.
from one to two tons per acre is in Louisiana considered a Large
crop. The best manured time lands of Jamaica, with all the ex
perience of its sugar growers, and planted in rowa but four feet .
apart, produce barer three tons to the acre. The results, as ob
taiasd oa our plant at ions, Buy challenge competitiua from any
sugar lands in the world. No where can such IndneenenU be
.held out to capital for ravestment, aa la oar islands, in sugar
The Baa Maai Plantation la singularly fortunate in the qual
ity of the sugar produced, nearly four-fifths being of the best
Brands of raw sugars. This attention to quality la bringing about
its legitimate results, for already ia the California market the
Sandwich Island sugars receive the preference of buyer, and it is
aid to be the richest sugar taken to that country. This planta
tion has now enough cane growing to enable its owners to take
osT each year over one hundred acres. We may congratulate its
manager on the thrift and perseverance which haa brought the
profitable growing of sugar oa these islands to the certainty of a
XT Ship Takmaroo, Robinson, reports : Spent the months
of Mar. June, and Dart of Ju!r on Kodlack. and the month of
August in Bristol Bay. Saw nothing in Bristol Bay. Ehip J trek
Swift, was bound to Navigator Islands. The wind have been
very contrary on the passage down. Was thirty day from
Bristol Bay to Lahaina. Capt. R-'s health is very poorly. '
XT Bark South America, left Bberina; Straita Aug SO I haa
had light winds and cairns all the passage. Reports, in August,
Helen Mar, 4 whales j James Maury. S do ; Win- C. Nye, 8 do J
Java 2d, 9 do; Baltic, 4 do Goethe, 2 do, and last seen steering
west from the Buait Japan, doj Addison, 6 do; Paulina, 6
do; Harmony, do. v
XT Cap. Carry, of ship James Maury, reports : lost two
anchors in Bhermg Strait July 8, 1868, by a large cake of ios
coming foul of the ship in a calm. The cake of loe was several
miles in extent, and from 18 Inches to 2 feet thick. At the tune
the ice came down upon us we were riding by a light chain and
anchor, in 25 fathoms water, 1 miles from the shore our chain
soon parted, and in a few minutes we were nearly ashore in five
fathom water 5 we then let go our best bower, but that soon
broke off ia the shank and in 41 fathom let go the third anchor
and sent the crew on the ice with axe and cutting spade, and
cut a point of the ice off, which let it pass clear of us. and left the
ship in four fathoms water, close to the rocks. The ship's cut
water, copper and sheathing was badly cut up, but she is tight,
and able to go home without any repair. Ship Caravan, Bragg,
lost two anchors same time close alongside of me. Also reports
the following ships : August 27, bark Paulina, 8 teen, 5 whales ;
28th, ship Addison, Lawrence, 7 do 29th, ship Milo, Soule, 9
do ; bark Mary A Susan, Stewart, do ; Sej. 1, bark Fortune,
Anderson, 8 do ; 4th, bark Hercules, Athearn, 7 do 0th, ship
Trident, Taber, 9 do. Heard from Sept 27 th, bark Helen Mar,
Worth, 5 do ; 13th, bark John A Elizabeth, Lester,4do bark
Harmony, Austin, 8 do.
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aossts roa TBS coastBaciai. Anvsarnaaa.
Lahaina, Maui -- -Makawao,
Hilm, Hawaii - -Kautaikar,
Kaloa, Kauai -San
O. 8. BARTOW, Esq.
lw Lw TORRERT, Esq. .
Capt. J. WORTH.
Capt. .AS. A. LAW.
TH08. H. PARIS, Esq.
Dr. J. W. SMITH.
L. P. FISHER, Esq.
TV arrival of merchant vessels during the week have been the
dipper ship Mary Rokinson from Melbourne, in ballast, to load
oil for home, the brig Advance and schooner Alexander fi
Yanotag Island, with cargoes of coooanut oil, and the brig Teu
. touia from Bremen, with aa assorted cargo of German good,
embracing also a quantity of whalemen's store.
There are now five fine clipper ships and one bark on the I
berth foreO and bone freight, via.: the Golden Eagle, E. F.
Willttts, Skylark, West Wind, Story Robinson, for the United
. States, and the bark Candaee, tor Hamburg.
The brig Advance is discharging her cargo of coeoanut oil into
to Wert Wind.
The bark Frances Palmer, formerly employed aa a packet
between this place and Saa Francisco, and recently returned
from a whaling cruise, has been sold and stripped of her whaling
gear, and we kara that she wOl be again employed as a mer
chantman oa her old route, where she wss always a favorite with
the public. There are rumor of a new clipper bark being pur
chased or about to be purchased in Saa Francisco, to take the
place of the Fanny Major, now on the line between San Fran
cisco and Honolulu.
The schooner Alexander, formerly the De Witt, Just ia from
rannings Is land, la offered for sale, having been found too
mall for the business for which she was required.
The brig Emma from San Francisco hove in sight Tuesday eve
ning too Late to enter the harbor, but has not since been seen.
The Emma brinrs a fair freight, the tame baring been rejected by
the Fanny Major oa account of her being full.
Trade ha been very quiet since our last, and in ialand produce
there i nothing whatever doing. Whale ships begin now to
come in pretty freely from the North, and a brisk trade may be
looked for shortly. .
- OIL The coeoanut oil ex Advance ha been sold for export
at aboat 47) eta f gallon, the quantity is about 16,000 gall.
BONE AND WALRCS TEETH All the bone arriving m port
I being shipped to the United Stales. We hear of a large sale of
walrus teeth at 23c
CIGARS There has been some movement in Manila cigars,
and sales of 100 M bar? been made at $16 $17 M. Aeon- I
siderable supply is shortly expected per Hero from China.
LIQUORS Market over supplied with most descriptions.
Small sale at auction of brandy, inferior, at 60c If galL
LUM BEB The cargo of redwood ex Alice was sold at auction
at $28 75 V M for boards $32 SO for flooring, $33 for elap-
boards, and $8 60 for shingle. The jobbing trade ia dull.
SHINGLES 20 X ex Fonay Major sold at $0 79 V M.
EXCHANGE Don 5 per cent, may be quoted a the rate.
VESSELS IN PORT OCTOBER 13.
II. L. M.'s corvette Eurydlce, Pichon. .
I'. 8. steam-frigate Merrimac, Long.
Am clipper sh Golden Eagle, Harding, up for N. Bedford.
Am clipper ship E. F. Willete, Holmes, up for New London.
Am dinner shin Skylark. Follansbee. up for New Bedford.
Am clipper ship West Wind, Baxter, up for New Bedford.
Am clipper ship Mary Robinson, Harding.
Danish merchant bark Candaee, Schau, up for Bremen.
Am bark Young Greek, Taylor.
Am clipper brigt. Josephine, btone.
Bran brig Teutonia, Bulling.
Am sen Mucks haw, Candage.
Haw sch John Dunlsp, .
Fanny Major, Paty
Haw brig Advance, English.
Am shin Polar Star. Weeks
Am ship Jefferson, Hunting
Am ship Caroline, GUTord
Am ship Speedwell, Gibbs .
Am sh Ad. Gibbs, Withington
Am ship Metacom, Hinds
Am ship Saratoga, Sloeum
Am ship Japan, Diman
Am ship Jaa. Maury, Curry.
Am ship Wm. C. Nye, Soule.
Fr ship NiL Grandsalgne
Haw bark Cynthia, Sherman
Am bk France Palmer, Greer
Am bark Mercury, Harden
Am bk South America, Walker
Am bark Sarah 8 neat. Loper
Am bk Mary A Susan, Stewart
Haw bk Metropolis, Com stock.
Uaw sch fuel, Uanelsberg
Vesaela Expected from Foreign Port.
Am bark Yankee, Smith, due from San Francisco about the
end of October.
Hamburg brig Hero is now due from Hongkong, with a cargo
of China goods.
Am. sch. u. P. Foster. Moore, will be doe in October from Pa
get Bound, with lumber.
Am ship curopa may ne looked lor from nan ranctsco in all
October, to load oiL
Am. brig Angenett, 233 tons, Btudley, sailed from New Bed
ford August 5, for this port. -
Am. ship Alexander, Bush, sailed from Hew London for Hono
lulu May 13, with cargo to C. A. Williams A Co.
Am. schooner Jlartha, Penhallow, sailed from Mew inuon
for Honolulu July 1.
Am. ship Modern Times, of II. A. Pierce's Line of Packets,
left Boston for Honolulu, via Tahiti, August 5.
Am. ship Mountain r ave, Ilardiup, sailed from Boston, In
Pierce's Line of Packets, May 22, for Honolulu direct, due Sept.
Am. ship Uladiator sailed from ftew Bedford J one I2tn, lor this
port, due Nov. 8148 days.
Br. bark Portcna, Mcuowan, sailed from urerpooL, aiay
23, for Honolulu, with merchandise to R C J anion, due Sept. 30.
The clipper ship r yren, ureen, lusa tons, sailed from Boston
direct May 23, consigned to C. Brewer 2d, due Sept. 3C 130
The ship Harriet A Jessie, Gray, sailed from New Bedford for
Honolulu direct. May 13, due Sept. 30130 days.
Brur Harburg, from Jlrrmen, to lioOschlaeger at Stapenhom
will be due here in Septrmber.
Am ship Anglo Saxon will load oil at Lahaina due Oct. la.
Pfcaiaea at Ilwawlala, Im Oelwber.
New Moon. . . . 6
First Quarter.. 14
3 49 A.
2 18.1 A.
dy. h. m.
Fun Moon 22 4 64.9 M.
Last Quarter.. 28 10 - 8.1 .
LATEST DATES, received at thin Oi
tan Francisco Sept. 17 I Pari. Aug. i
Panama, N. G- Aug. 30 Hongkong June 23
New Tors Aue. 20 I Melbourne. Vic. Aug. 27
Aug. 7 1 Tahiti Aug. 17
For Sax Fsascwco per Fanny Major, about the 25th.
For Laaaisa per Kanaoi, on Thursday.
For Ko5i per Kekaulonbi, to-daj.
For Karat per John Young, to-day.
From Ska per sch PfieL Oct ft 50 brls blubber, 1 csk cocoa-
nut oil, 797 skins, 1 box tortoise-shell, 802 brls walrus teeth, 502
From FAaxiSG Islaxd per brig Advance, Oct 7 1000 co
coanuts, 500 brls coeoanut oil.
from J a avid inland per Josephine, Uct 7 a brls fish, 200
From FAsrscfc Islaxd per Alexander, Oct 11 9 cask co
eoanut oil, 200 lbs old composition.
from Bkemsx per Teutimia, Oct 112 oil press, 25 piece
lead. 4 rolls sheet lead, 12 grindstones, 250 bars iron, 173 bndls
shook, 18 casks heads and hoops, 43 bndls birch brooms, 50 bx
berry. 28 do Madeira, 25 do Muscat, 25 do Hock, 10 do spark
ling Hock, 8 do vinevar, 10 do ciiracoa, 165 do Cognac, 53 rum.
197 brls pale ale, 200 demijohn vinegar, 3 brls claret, 4 whale-
boats, 10 SOO brick, 2,236 pkgs raise.
From A per Metropolis, Oct 12 Lot returned trade. 100
brls oil, 8000 lb bone, 20,000 lb walrus teeth, 1 cask fox skins.
POUT Or SOX70Z. TJZ.T7. J. I.
Oct. 7 Haw bg Advance, English, 12 da fm Fanning Island
8 Sch Kamebameha IV, Gnliek, fm Kohala.
8 Sch Kinnotr, fm Kona, Hawaii.
n Feb Mnikeiki. Hall, ha Kmhalui, East Maui.
9 Sch Mary, Berrill, fen Kawaihae.
9 Am bk Glimpse, Dayton, 03 days from Melbourne, en
route for Baa Francisco ; smiled again on the 12th.
10 Haw sch Alexander, Owen, bn Fannfngs Island.
11 Am wh bark South America, Walker, from Arctic, 1100
wn, I3.WU none.
11 Am wh bark Neva. Hand, from Lahaina, dean, sailed
same day for New Bedford.
11 Am wh bark Sarah Sheaf, Loper, from Arctic, 1000 wh,
11 Brem brig Teuton ia. Bulling, 153 ds fm Bremen, with
mdae to M etchers A Co.
11 Haw sch Kamoi, Chad wick, from Lahaina.
11 ch KekauluohL from Kona, Hawaii.
11 Am wh ship James Maury, Curry, from Arctic, 750 wh.
12 Am wh ship Japan, Diman, from Arctic, 1000 wh, 10000
12 Haw wh bark Metropolis, Comstock, from Bherins Sea,
12 Am clip ship Mary RoUnnon, Harding, 41 ds tm Mel
bourne, to D C Waterman A Co.
11 Am wh hark Mary A Susan, Stewart, from Arctic, 900
wn, iv.wu ouoe.
13 Am wh sh W C Nye, Soule, fm Arctic, 750 wh, 9000 bn.
AO pea Aiana, jiuueno, irom '-"'"n
XT The whateahip Marengo, Erie and Tahmaroo, an from
lahaina, brig Fmma frnm 8 F and one of the Boston ships, (the
i'jilu aoBDucse; wm pmauij oc in ounng nvuay.
For Sax Fbascico per Glencoe. Oct 7 50 bombs (i boxes!.
18,699 lbs sugar (217 bales), 2,114 galls syrup (68 pkgs), 15,648
lbs sugar (132 pkgsX 136 brls salt. 80 tons do (1,042 ban).
Value of foreign produce, $550 50 ; domestic produce, $3,659 90.
ror fAX rBASewco per Flying Dart, Oct 8 31.999 lbs sugar.
227 bt Is salt, 60 gunny bags.
ror pas r a a X Cisco per John Marshall, Oct 13 3,503 bags
salt, 243 bale pnlu, 1 bale fungus. 78 pkjra molasses. 376 bags
Japan rice, 27 cs turpentine, 1 box machinery, 40 pkrs sugar.
alue domestic produce, $3,787 34 ) foreign produce, $1001 70.
7 Am brig Glencoe, Hohrws, for Saa Francisco.
7 Whaleship Polar Star and Euro pa sail'd for N.
7 Sen Kamoi, Chadwlck, for Lahaina.
7 Sch John Young, Rikeke, for Kauai.
7 Sch Maouokawai, for Ui!o, ,
8 Sch LthoHho,for Hilo via Lahaina. '
8 Sch Excel, Antonio, for Kauai.
9 Am sch Flying Dart, Freeman, for Kauai.
9 Sch Moikeiki, Hall, for Lahaina and Kahului.
11 Am wh bark RippK Chad wick, to cruise.
11 Sch Kamehameha IV, Gulick. for Kohala.
11 Sch Kinoole, for Kona, Hawaii.
13 Wm Tell, Austin, to cruise.
13 Am ship John Marshall, Hooper, for San Francisco.
XT Spoken off Feegee Islands, June 22, ship Itaoe Howland,
Hobbs, of N. B-, 42 month out, 1300 sp ; Sopkia Thornton,
Nichols, of N. B-, 38 months out, 1300 sp.
XT Spoken. July 3d, in iat. 8 &, long. 34 26 W., ship
Mountain Wave, from Boston Max 21, for Honolulu.
Ship Afar cio. Billings, took two pexm whales off Maui on the
3d of October.
Brig dpaae left Fanning Island 24th Sept. had light
trade-wind well to Southward. Report whaleship Caroline,
of ureen port, taken nothing since leaving Honolulu.
Bark Sarah Sheaf passed through Bbering Strait July 1st
took two whale oa July 6th off Cape Lisbume, and the rest
about the middle of August. Left East Cape in returning Sept.
3d. Lost three native seamen in the Arctic died from con
Bark Metropolis, Comstock, passed through the Straits July
14tel1 ,n August took one whale. Spoke Gen. tTHautpool
Oct. 9, 6 whales, bound to Lahaina.
Messrs. Bolles Co, of Lahaina, forward 'a the following
report of ship Erie, Jereeraa, Aug. 25 to Sept. 6 :
ArookU, 4 whales, Wmiaa Thompson, 3 do ; Hercules, 3 do,
800 brls, including oa from the wreck of the Napoleon IIL ;
Bragansa, 2do,airf2Mbrlfroudodo; French .hip Jason,
3 do ) do sh Geo. Teste, nothing , Christopher Mitchell, 3 wh;
hip Emerald, 1 ripsack ship Majestic, 2 whale, sod 1 ripsack.
Capt. Macomber died 5th Aug., mad was buried at sea. Bark
Lark, 4 whales. Saw brig Victoria standing for Norton's Sound
about the 30th August, but did not speak ber heard of her pre
viously with nothing. Capt. Jernegan reports having very bad
weather rmntinnal fog and rain during the whaling season.
Capt. Bulling, of the Teutonia, report s Left Bremen May
9th, and was detained 19 daji by calms and head winds in the
British CbanoeL Ob the 47th day out, crossed the Line in the
Atlantic, and oa the 81st day made Staten Island. Had fins
IHttlir off lbs pitch of the Cape, Hit head winds and storms on
this aide, the wind varying from N.W. to 8.W. Was 14 days
before getting clear of the Cape. On the 133d day crossed the
Lsa la the Pacific, and experienced tight winds and calms. Was
fear days ia sight of the islands. Oa the 3d October, nu. 16 16
N., long. 144 o HW, saw a brilliant comet to the W.N.W.
Oct. 1st, spoke a Cotomhian bark, 20 days from Cauao, bound to
Metbaarne, did not saake out her name.
Opt. Soaks, of the kK C. fTfe, came through the Fox Island
Sept. M. TssA the first whals an the tSth day of May ; 14th
Jane took the sseond. From the 1st to the 14th of Jaoe, saw a
body r whale, swat got two they were vary shy. Weather
lea. Ia Aagast was the beat whaling for a few day.
1 ships did weO. Reports the Montreal, 80 brls walrus oil
and 3 whale. Spoke the Afefxaai off the islands, bound to
Maai, 400 brb ; Christopher Mitchell, 1300 all told, 606 thi
seasoa. Carp. Sou haBa TM brls.
V. & steam frigate Merrimac left Callao Sept. lit, under sail
ha had vary fight winds and calms. Spoke no vessel on the
pacssf. Sir ass al for two days prerkm to arrival. '-
For Hilo per Liholiho, Oct 8 1 horse, 11 pkgmdse,10 deck
From Kawaihas per Mary. Oct 9 10 brls beef. 60 do pota
toes, 22 sheep, 10 bullocks, 1 horse, 3 pigs, 60 hides, 2 bdl skins.
From ilosa, Hawaii per KekauluohL, Oct 11 3 bags codec,
10 do onions, 200 bunches bananaa, 1 bag iiulu, 1 bullock hide,
1300 goat skins, 1500 oranges, 250 coeoanuts, 6 cords firewood,
From Kmrottro . per Maria, Oct 13 To Lahaina, 100 brls
beef, 150 do potatoes ; to Honolulu. 2 bullocks, 80 netts onions,
25 brat sweet potatoes, 7 do tallow, lot sugarcane, bananas, bread
From Faxrixc's I.slaxo per Advance, Oct 7 Mr English
and 2 children, Mr Bent.
For Sax Fbaxcisco per Glennoe, Oct 7 W W Manning, J
Triscott. Mrs Trisoott.
From MiLBocBSt per Mary Rob in son, Oct 12 Hugh Shanks,
Mrs Shanks and 2 children, Margaret Patterson.
For Sab Fbascico per John Marshall, Oct. 13 G WBrank,
From Kawaihas per Mary, Oct 9 J P Parker, J H Mor
rison, Mrs Avery, A O Gordon. Mr Bennett, and 10 natives.
From Koxa, Hawaii per Kekauluohi, Oct 11 H A Nellson
Peter Hamilton. W C Lnnalilo, and 130 on deck.
From Lahaixa per Maria, Oct. 13 Mr Nicholson, and 25 on
PORT OF 1JHJR.I.1IJ.
Oct. 5 Europa, Manter, from Kodiack, clean.
5 Marcia, Billings, from Kodiack, 120 sp, 600 wh, 600 bn.
Oct. 5 George Washington, Brightman, for New Zealand.
5 Fanny Major, Paty, for Honolulu.
6 Europa, Manter, for New Zealand.
In Honolulu, Oct. 2d, Ascxr, infant daughter of Mr. M. M.
Webster, aged 10 months.
In Honolulu, Oct. 2d, Edwabd, infant son of Mr. McShane,
aged 9 months.
In fTonolulu, Oct. 10, Kb. J. 8. Levi, formerly a merchant in
PLACES OF WORSHIP.
SEAMEN'S BETHEL Rev. S. C. Damon Chaplain King
street, near the Sailors' Home. Preaching on Sundays at
11 a. m. and 7 r. M. Seat free. Sabbath School after
the morning services.
FORT STREET CHTJRCH Corner of Fort and Beretania sts..
Pulpit temporarily occupied by Rev. Lorrin Andrews.
Preaching on Sunday at 11 a. m. and 7J r. a. Sabbath
School meet at 10 A. M.
METHODIST CHCRCH Nuuanu avenue, corner of Tutui
street Church closed for the present.
KINO'S CHAPEL King street, above the Palace Rev. E. W.
Clark Pastor. Services, in Hawaiian every Sunday at
9 a. a. and Sr. it.
SMITH'S CHURCH Beretania street, near Nuuanu street
Rev. Lowell Smith Pastor. Services, in Hawaiian, every
' Sunday at 10 a. a. and 2ir.it.
CATHOLIC CHTTRCH Fort street, near Beretania under the
charge of BX. Rev. Bishop Maigret. assisted by Abbe
Afodeste. Service every Sunday at 10 A. x. and 2f.il
Latxb from Mklboubse. Br the arrival of the
clipper ship Mary Robinson, forty-one days from
Melbourne, we hare received from Messrs. Newell,
Hooper & Co., papers to the 27th of August. The
Vaqvero, had not yet arrired at Melbourne. Bark
IVhatcheer , sailed August 25, and may touch here
enroate to San Francisco. We notice that the electric
telegraph is getting into use in Victoria, and several
lines hare been established from Melbourne to the
mining settlements. The papers contain no news
worth quoting insolvent court reports and election
embroglios filling about four-fifths of each issue.
' Tin. PAOIPIO
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14.
The interest which attaches to the successful
laying of the Atlantic Telegraph does not subside
with the simple announcement of the fact. Wei
have recorded the fact it is true, but there is
something about it that the mind does not rest
contented with there is something of the won
derful or superhuman, that partakes more of the
nature of a miracle. The old Arabian poets are
famed for their love of the marvelous, and the
tales of the thousand and one nights which have
come down to us show that no ordinary stretch of
imagination was resorted to on the part of both
the narrators and their hearers. But there has
been no Oriental poet who has ventured to imag
ine that a dweller in Damascus or Bagdad could
by any means communicate his thoughts to the
utmost regions of the world as instantaneously as
conceived in his own brain. This, which would
have been deemed by them impossible, has become
a miracle of the nineteenth century.
We have recorded as a fact that henceforth
New York and London can hold instantaneous
communication with each other, though sepa
rated by three thousand miles of ocean space.
The days when man could only rely on wind and
steam to convey his thoughts across oceans are
passing away, and a new order of things is to be
henceforward established, when electricity will
become his servant to carry his messages from
continent to continent and from island to island.
This wonderful and subtile agent, unknown to
the ancients, only as they saw its mysterious
flight through the stormy heavens, or trembled
under its power may yet become man's most
powerful and obedient servant. As yet we know
but little of it. We know that there is such a
power ; and we have begun to learn how to pro
duce it and how to control it and make use of it
in transmitting thought from place to place.
But what it is and where it comes from, whether
it exists only in our world, or is a controlling
element, under the guidance of Almighty power,
in the machinery of the universe, we have not yet
learned. For aught we know, that mysterious
orb now flying with incomprehensible speed
across our western sky, may be a moss of electric
ity, which by some law yet unknown to us, leaves
that long trail for man to wonder at ; or perhaps
this same element that is now being trained to
carry man's thoughts from continent to conti
nent, and which must eventually encompass our
globe, may be the motive agent used by creative
power to impel those wandering stars through
the universe and teach them when to turn from
and to the sun around which they revolve
Whatever electricity may be, man knows as yet
very little about it.
The great fact is, however, demonstrated that
electricity will henceforth lie man's messenger
throughout the world. When we consider the
results that must follow, and that not many years
distant, it is no wonder that the successful laying
of the Atlantic Telegraph cable is viewed as one
of the greatest triumphs of art the world has ever
known, and that the rejoicings are so universal
wherever the news has been carried. As yet the
invention of the electric telegraph is only in its
infancy ; and if in its infancy and with the many
iui perfections which science and experience must
in time overcome, it has joined the eastern and
western continents, what will it not accomplish
in the course of the next few years. The laying
of the telegraph a distance of nearly two thousand
miles, under water, and being enabled thereby to
hold instantaneous communication that distance,
must be viewed as a triumph of art and science
over time and space. No longer are two widely
separated hemispheres kept asunder by the vast
expanse ot ocean wnich intervener, ihey are
joined by a magnetic band, which we hope may
never be severed. America and Europe may
now hold hourly converse.
The telegraph will by no means be allowed to
rest here; the experiment which has just been
completed, and which may be viewed as the
greatest the world has ever witnessed, is but the
turning point which will hasten on the day when
the mountains and valleys of every ocean will be
surveyed and will receive the cable, and the
whole world will be joined and united in one
bond. It will not be merely Europe and Amer
ica, but lines will run from Europe to Asia, to
India and China, to Africa, to Mexico, to South
America, and even to Australia. It needs no
prophetic foresight to discern the day when Hono
lulu and London may daily converse by tele
graph. It may not be in our day ; but it will as
surely follow this great experiment as the noon
day follows the dawn. The wire which has been
laid down from London in one direction will soon
oe carnea to the neart ot uauiornia. A corres
ponding wire will be carried eastward to India,
China, and touching at the many islands in this
northern ocean will pass back to California
Then will it happen that a man may generate a
spark at London which with one fiery leap will
return under his hand and disappear ; but in
that moment of time it will have encompassed the
planet on which we are whirling through the
universe. The wonderful power of this electric
agent ia almost above human comprehension.
It is impossible not to discern, in an event so
striking, and so pregnant with mighty changes
and momentous results, as the laying of the At
lantic telegraph, the hand of Providence. It is
gratifying to Bee that this idea was prominent in
the minds of the chief agents in the enterprise.
Mr. Field recognizes the hand of Providence in
his dispatch, so also does President Buchanan in
his response, whilst the message of Captain Hud
son compresses within its brief limits the essence
of devout piety To God be all the glory."
This is the same Captain Hudson who visited
Honolulu a few years since in the Portsmouth.
But what will be the result of this wonderful
agent on the affairs of the world? Some will view
it as a boon to the commercial world, others will
see in it the harbinger of peace. From two of
our exchanges we quote some remarks on these
old Isolated condition. Pesos wDI be the first of necessities
vr- men her of the. brotherhood of nations. Sven if
arises, fct will have to be limited and softened in its rigors." Bos
ton Journal. . - "
"Thas the great work is advancing step by step, and the time
draws on apace when tn transmission of intelligence -ironiHSB
river to the end of the earth,' will be luce the lightning that
cometh out of the Kast and shineth even unto the .West. This
consummation will also prove the first grand stride of the Peace
movement, toward which aoanv have looked forward aa to
the dawa of the mtUoniooa and the foUairnentof the prophecy
that the sword shall be beaten into plowshares, and the spear
Into pronto- hooks.' and wnea 'the lion and thOamb shall lie
down together.' A moment's re flection win show even an ama
teur philosopher bow difficult it will be to bring men holding
daily commercial and friendly intercourse Into general conflict s
and bow diOcult it will be for the ambition of conquest and the
demon of carnace to carry oat their designs, when men are able
thus to steal the march of time; thelnteaded victim, by always
being forewarned, (a enabled to be torearmed and when the
weak, through the sympathies of surrounding nations and the
development of the sentiment of universal Brotherhood, shall be
able to oppose force with corresponding force, and thus render
the arbitrament of the sword' ten times more uncertain than at
any former period in the worid' history And the sentiment of
the statesmen and dinlomatista already seta In a direction to
favor thi result. That the anion of the Eastern and Western
Continents by the Telegraphic cord, will promote peace and good
will we have not a doubt. In this work we cannot bat be happy
to recognise the important part which oar youthful country has
perrormed, nrst In producing tne grand instrument Dy wmcu ine
work is to be consummated, and secondly in the labors of air.
Field, who has been so successful in the discharge of the finan
cial duties which he undertook. Let as hope that no untoward
circumstance may occur to delay the consummAtloo."
Whaliaig 1st the Arctic Oremau
We have received from Capt. Washington T.
Walker, the following interesting account of his
cruise in the Arctic, which we publish with
great pleasure. All information in regard to
whaling in that uncertain and much dreaded
cruising ground is of general interest, and we
must here state that if masters of whaleships will
take the trouble to furnish such an account of
their cruises, the whaling interests will be much
promoted. There is probably more uncertainty
about the right season (if indeed there is any one
month) for whaling in the Arctic Ocean than in
any of our northern cruising grounds. But the
fact is established, that whales do pass to and
from the Arctic, through the Bbering Straits
sometime during the summer months, say from
June to August and September, and that at times
they are exceedingly abundant. Sometimes they
pass through with so great speed that it is im
possible to take them ; at other times the weather
is so rugged or the ice so thick that it is useless
to lower a boat. It is also established as pretty
certain that all vessels that go there must run
their chance of finding whales and good weather
during not more than a week or two of the sea
son, and that if they stay long enough, the
chance turns up. It is much to be regretted
that all of the forty or fifty ships that went there
did not stay till i the middle of August, when
there appeared whales enough to fill them all
twice full. But finding no whales, instead of
being plenty as they expected, on entering the
straits, and after waiting a few weeks, they gave
up m despair, or as one captain writes us, fully
satisfied that the. Arctic ground is a humbug.
Those on the other hand who have persevered,
are well paid, for as near as we can judge, the
sixteen or eighteen vessels that remained as long
as the South America will
about one thousand barrels.
show an average of
Hoxolclo Ltcfuji. We are pleased to notice the j
euorts or this society to extend its benefit to the com
munity. Several public lecture have alraadw been
delivered before the society, and we learn that several
others are in contemplation. Where evening enter- j
laiuuicDis are so rare as here, all should encourage
every effort, made to improve and entertain oar
resident and transient population. We hear that 'a
lecture on Sir Walter Raleigh will be delivered before
the Lyceum in two or three weeks. The subject is j
ooe of great interest.
The commercial changes caused by the Ocean Telegraph
cannot be foreseen in detail. The general effect will be to widen
the area of trade and to give It greater steadiness. The vision
of our producers and merchants will be enlarged and instead of I
neing matmy conanea to name aemanas ana home prospects, will
sweep the whole world daily. The operations in particular I
branenes ana mart res win ne lodged or less by their own fea
tures, and more by their relation to the whole circle of trade.
More mental activity, more wariness and method will hence re
sult. The consumer will be brougnt closer to the producer, and
the number of intervening risk sure to fall apon the one or the
other, will be infinitely lessened. Now, when the steamer bring
the marked rise or fall of any commodity In the Old World, thou
sands and millions ot dollars cnanrs nands on the strength of it.
with risks of ruin to many. - Bat let the same Intelligence come
over the wire on a particular day, and only a partial change
would be made in the markets, for men would wait from hour to
hour to see the causes of the Koropean fluctuation and the pro-
banllittes of its permanence, thus, wnue sagacity and skill could
not be deprived of their natural advantages, greater general sta
bility and safety would be Imparted to all our business opera
tions. The effect of tne Ucean Telegraph, ra breaking down the
barriers of national prejudice and nniting all mankind In the ties
of amity and common interest, is at once apparent. When the
people of Boston are holding hourly intercourse with, those of I
London, exactly aa they do with those of New Tort, they are not
going to let trifling misunderstanding and governmeut blunder- I
ings nrrsk tne esnnertion and nrtng naeg again tne evils or tn
The bark South America, passed through the
172d passage April 15th, 1858 ; fell in with the ice
in Lat. 54 3r", long. 170 08' W., bound to the
Northward on the Eastern shore. Never having
heard of a ship going North along the East shore
early in the season,' and thinking to find whales and
get North sooner than through the old route to the
Westward, followed'the ice from St. Paul's Island as
far as NouniTok Island. On 19th of May found the
ice solid. I got in the ice, trying to work to the S.W.
from this island, in company with the Polar Star.
On the 8th of June, all hands being somewhat tired
by continually pulling and hauling on ropes, I
worked out of the ice to the S. E. into clear water to
rest. June 18th, started again in the same direction
in company with the Polar Star. Juue 28th, Lat.
62 08', Long. 168 16' W., got through the ice into
clear water. I fousd ships to the Northward of me
' which had been there several days. I am satisfied
that ships cannot get North on the East shore as
early as they can to the Westward. Capt. Murdock
of the Jastau, and the ship W illiam Thompson,
followed the l.-ind close in four fathoms of water, and
came very near losing their ships, they finding the
ice much heavier than I did. They would drop
anchor when the current was ahead to let the ice
pass, and take it up again when favorable. They got
through about the same time that I did. There arc
no whales on this shore but the humpback and rip
sack, so called. Ia May, I saw plenty of walrus on
- The weather is much better on this shore at this
time of the year, than the ships found it to the West
ward, and I think colder. The thermometer ranged
from 28 to 35 throughout May and June. My
object was to get into the Arctic Ocean as early as I
could, off Cape Lisburne, where I saw plenty whales
in July, 1857 ; but ships got there before I did and
found very few scattering whales. The ice broke up
much earlier this season in the Anadir Sea than
usual, and that was the occasion of ships falling in
with it so far South. The ice was not half so heavy
as I have seen it years post, but plenty of it. Many
whales were seen in the ice but could not get them,
and very few were taken outside.
I arrived off Cape Lisburne July 9th, and cruised
over the ground where I saw whales lost season, and
saw nothing. I then went to Long. 164 oCK, Lat.
68Q 0C; and saw nothing, and returned again to the
Straits 17th of July. I saw the first bowheads off
St. Lawrence Bay. These whales were going into the
Arctic and the weather was very bad, only two or
three whales taken in the Straits. I am satisfied
there are two ruu of whales that pass through the
Straits. The first go through in June. These are
small whales and like those that I fell in with last
J uly. The others pass through in the middle of J uly ;
and are larger whales and mostly cows. Many of
them stop in the Straits, if the ships are not too
numerous. It requires something swifter than a
whale boat to catch them. When the wind came fair
the fleet of ships tried to follow them.
We heard of them passing East Cape, and now for
a cut of oil. Every one was expecting to have some
fun; the weather good but no whales everybody
going where they expected to find whales, but they
were not there. Main tacks, royals, jib topsails, but
it was no use, there were no fish. I went direct to
the barrier of ice, where I expected to find them,
but did not I got a raft of water from the ice; then
shaped my course for Cape North ; and fell in a little
to the Southward of the large river on the Asiatic
coast, about twenty miles distant, but no whales ap
peared. I then shaped my course for Cape Lisburne.
August 5th, saw the land bearing S. E. distant twenty
miles; saw one spout and called it a bowhead.
August 6th, saw two bowheads and about 'fifteen
shins, one of them cuttinz in. August 7th, I took
my first whale. Whales struck on very plenty.
There were ships whaling for the next fifteen days,
and no mistake; everybody was busy gamming was
postponed to a more convenient season- every ship
boiling and driving. I never saw so hungry a set of
fellows in my life. The fleet of ships averaged about
August 30th, northerly winds set in, and I believe
all of the ships have been driven out of the Arctic
Ocean to the Fox Islands. I 'never saw so bad
weather, not distressing but rugged, rainy, thick
weather. Now I wish to ask, where did the whales
go when they passed Cape East? Were any of my
hmther whalemen anion ir them from the middle Of
July to the 6th of August ? If so where ? Please to
report. I can give no account of them, unless they
went to Point Hope, and followed the shore North.
I found the whales in the same place, and in the
same month as I did last season. I think they are
larger whales this season than last, when I got all
bull whales; this season they were all cow with the
exception of one. In August were there any snips
to the Westward on the Asiatio shore? We would
like to know if we had all the whaling off Cape ias-
burne. ' -
Notice. The Rev. Charles A. Davis, Chaplain of
the Jsfrrtuic, will preach at the Bethel, morning
and evening, on Sabbath next. " " 1
. Extobtiow. A whale ship, which arrived at this
port the past Spring, from the IMortn racmo vrwu,
t.Ha. . frnnnliilti f nrinir the VOVaZS. WSS SUppUeU
with a windlass and gear. The owners, the P191
AammXntr it ovrxvliont ta examine the windlass,
found it to be a very old one, having formerly be
lonirad to a merchant vessel, hollowed out each side
of the center, rotten and worthless; the gear
alaa worn nu t and rood for nothing but old iron.
Th folio?; na ia & mnv of the bill for the above.upon
which comment is unnecessary, except the exclama
tion of one of the owners-" Protect me irom my
iriends,".&o.: , ' '.
1 windlass. ......41?? 99
1 windlass gear, 880 lbs, at 12 ct per lb,
1 pawl plate, 186 lbs, at 15 eta, '..
4 pawls, 368 lbs, at 15 ets,
Bill for pattern, (supposed for the boxes,)
Smith's and machinist' labor for fitting up windlass,..
2 pawls, 67 Ins, at 15 ets, ......j...
2 cast iron boxes, 24 lbs, at 15 ets,
2 composition boxes, 28 lbs, at T5 ets,
1 new band, 18 lbs, at 30 ets, $5 40 altering 3 bands,
1 new band, 18 lbs, at SO cis, $5 40 altering 8 bands,
8 new wedges, lbs, at 80 eta, $2 70; Id new w helps,
234 lbs, at 20 ets, $46 80,
Repairing 16 old wedges, fi; 06 bolts for windlass, 36
lbs. at 25 ets, $9,
20 bolts, 39A b, at 25 ets, $9 87; 3 bolt for windlass
- pawl plate, 4 lbs, at 25 ets, ft.
Cutting windlass shaft, 2 men, i day 'each, -
Catting and repairing windlass bona, and 3 new bolts
and key, -
1 bolt, 0 lbs, at 12 ets, $1 12 ii 2 plates and 4 hoops for
.. ne oa
. 85 61
12 Per cent, exchange,
.-..:.. $770 60
Honolulu papers please copy. . '
We find the above in the New Bedford Repub
lican of the 19th of August. How an old wind
lass and its fixings could cost .$770 was somewhat
puzzling ; but a little inquiry shows that, as is
most generally the case, there are two sides to a
story. We find that ihe ship alluded to incur
red the following bills at this port:
For windlass $100 00
For windlass gear, 110 00
The carpenter's bill for repairing the ship's bow, where
he had been in the ice, sheathing and coppering, taking
up the sheathing on deck, caulking, and putting down
new calking around the atauncheoos, taking out the old
windlass, putting in a new one, fleeting the knees and
bitts, and doing numerous other Jobs, amounted to. . ... 499 82
The blacksmith's bill on the ship, including the wind
lass, amounted to....... 119 16
foundry bill fur sundries, castings and moulds, 151 62
Here then we have the ship's bills for the
items noted, amounting to $980 10. Whoev
er prepared the statement for the Republican,
has evidently taken charges for work done on
other parts of the ship and made them appear as
for the windlass, which is wholly incorrect. A
trae statement of the charges on the windlass
would be about as follows :
v.AvTn American steam frigate Mernmae, I
Com. Long, arrived on the 12th, 41 day from Callao.
This steamship, it will be remembered, is one of the
six first class frigates built by the United States gov
ernment some three years ago. -nd which w believe
. ut vessels afloat. The JVugra, wwu
has just completed the laying of thf -Atlantic Tele-
graph, is one or them ana a yister va- w -rimacJ
The) M. is a nobis) fpime of naval frchl
tecturk Bhe ls armed with twenty-foor Wndt nd
two 10-inch pivot Dahlgiweni guns, and toorteen
84nch Paixhans. h. These th int powerfil guns
i , ' tn.. nv;iilv haa the most aSSeimt anna-
ment of any vessel afloat. She Is three decker and
i..a . mniment of 600 men. She will remain here
i.n I... The folio win r is a list of her oflt-
CS)WrVaW V4 nmamjn - 0
Flaa OMeerivbn C. Iiong.
Commander B. B. Hitchcock.
Flag Lieut. Francis Winslow.
See. to Flaa Officer tt. aa.
Oilman. ' -'
1st Lieut. Rich. Walnwrlght.
2d u Danl Ammffl.
3d " Wm. B. larker.
4fa " J. I Davis,
ftf S. IJv'n Breese
6th - W. M. Ramsay.
Master Philip Porcher.
Purser A. A. Belknap.
Surgeon D. 8. Edwards.
Chanlain Chas. A. Davis.
Passed Ass'nt Surpeon Attrt
Assistant Surgeon Deleran
Captain of Marines Wm. B.
2d Lieut. P. B. Fendau, junr.
Passed Midshipmen -
Thomas McKean Buchanan.
George . Law. I
Joseph W. Harris.
Robert J. Bradford.
George A. Bigetow.
Cast.U Cle. k Henry C. Cos.
Chief Engineer R- H. Long,
2d Ant. ,
C. H. Lor-
8. D. Hlb-I
H. A. Bam-
J. F. Lam-
C. H. Kidd.
K. C. Da
V'itxcxaa, zuas-We are
Hand of the AVtvi. for a eopt of a fn. 's
delivered at th burial of the crew jJaS
ship Jok Milton, which was wrecked pJ
on the east end of Long Island. 8bej I
by Capt. Ephraim Harding, who peritl
noble ship. . Capt. H. was well known k I
long a whale ship master. He was
Captains of the Golden Eagle and JVoW
both of which vessels are in port.
A Bcactifol Gift. On Friday tyA
committee from the JUfles presented
Beokwith an elegant Bible. The prcaauJ
place at the residence ef Bey. R. InS
Bible is ft superb English edition;
plates, and a heavy silver clasp, on whk, ,
presented to Rev. E. 6. Beckwith by tbt
Rifles, July 26. 185&"
- Tarn Btjluo pASsioiv--On Monday hJ
was skimming through the harbor, whes
a board which constituted its bottom, g,nJ
the eanoe refused to float. A native wom
in it, seized her dog and swam for short, J
overjoyed at the rescue of her pet, learing
ner to look out for himself and the poi
the canoe.-, ' i
We would suggest that aa applictti. '
Boatswain &. Wmtrnarch.
Gunner Wm. Arnold.
Carpenter J. Green.
Sail Maker V. Brace.
to procure the steam tag for the purpose of j
our residents an opportunity te visit tu
Merrimac now lying in the roads. )
' There will be a special meeting of J
ben of the Musical Society at the nudea
Hoffmann, on Saturday evening next,
purposes. - ,
The bark Cynthia sails to-day for i
Bar. . We trust the same (rood luck will t
Waaisasss' Lis r "reported for the Polynesian.-' It eon- . ... v.. mvt h.r -o-v,
. most reliable intelligence of any journal i " -.
ufihin Owners. Shin Masters. Shin Chandlers. Commission
Merchants. Brokers, A rent and everybody, erery where, who
Mi the slightest interest in the Pacinc whaling business, It
ships, officers and crews, will And ample information in our
For one windlass,
For windlass gear,
For say one-fourth Blacksmith' bill,.
For portion of foundry bill, say......
For carpenter work, say
.. 110 00
.. 29 79
.. 100 CO
.. 60 00
In any correct statement ' of the charges the
above is all that can fairly be charged to the
windlass account. That the charges when cor
rectly stated, are not extravagant, will appear by
comparison with the following bill of a windlass
that was purchased at this port during the same
Bill of windlass and gear, $290 00
Carpenter's bill ou same, 86 85
Blacksmith's bill on same, 25 60
Had the statement been correctly made to the
Republican, the charges would not have appeared
unreasonable. As it is, it is nothing more nor
less than a false statement, inasmuch as other
work done about the vessel is placed against the
windlass. The bills possibly were not made out
as explicit as they should have been. The charge
for the windlass and work on it, so far from being
14 extortion," is very reasonable. It is not to be
supposed that a windlass is to be kept here to suit
every ship that may come along, and alterations
must be expected in adapting them to use. Both
the windlasses alluded to above were sound and
in good condition, else why did the masters take
them. They were second hand to be sure, but
wera good for all that. Xo one who comes here
expects to find Honolulu prices as low as those of
New Bedford. It is easy, no doubt, for our
friends across the water to find fault with some
charges made here, when they are so disposed, but
for heaven's sake give us a fair statement of facts
when you hold us up, and we will bide the issue.
New Bedford papers will please copy.
NOTES OF T1IE WEEK.
A Drift Loo. Capt. Zen as Bent ot the Advance,
informs us that he recently visited Christmas Island,
the scene of so many shipwrecks. On the north side
he found a huge stick pf California redwood, seventy
or eighty feet long and about four feet in diameter at
the butt. It had evidently been a long time in the
water and was thoroughly honeycombed by the
worms. Its presence on that solitary mid-ocean
island can only be accounted for by the supposition
that there is a powerful southwest current constantly
setting across the North Pacific Ocean. The bark
J. C. Fremont, which was wrecked at Christmas
Island in 1856, had no redwood on board. Capt.
Bent also states that the west end of the island is
laid down on the chart some thirty miles too far to
the eastward, and that the island itself is about thirty
miles longer than represented, as according to bis
estimate it is sixty miles from the east to the west
end. The sun has for years been making salt in the
lagoon, and whole ship loads of beautiful crystals
could be obtained without trouble.
Thk Coffer Blight. We regret to learn that the
coffee blight haa again iwtde its appearance in Kona,
Hawaii, and that the crop this year will fall below
the small yield of 1857. On the plantation of Mr.
Charles Hall, at Kainaliu, where 25,000 pounds
would be a fair yield, there will hardly enough be
gathered to pay for cleaning. Numbers of fine
orange trees have also suffered from the blight. The
plague often appears to be confined to particular
localities, some spots having been visited by it each
year since 1856, while others have escaped altogether.
It is a pity but that some means cannot be devised of
stopping the ravages of the destructive insect which
causes the blight
tains the latest, fullest.
published in or around the Pacific'
Brass trumpets and " terrapin expresses" have
long been known to be in good supply with our
neighbors ; but we had no idea that they possessed
any description of instrument capable of pitching
so loud a key as the above effusion. We have too
much to attend to, to bother our heads with the Poly
nesian amateur Ship List so called,published solely by
the aid of public funds, and simply in opposition to pn
vate enterprise. But a gentleman interested in ship
news has called our attention to the fact that several
vessels, which have sailed from ten to forty days
since are reported in its last list as in port, or no
notice taken of their sailing. If the list should get to
the eyes of the owners of said ships, the captains will
probably hear from them. Another vessel is reported
as having arrived, which at last accounts is up north.
Another one which has arrived and sailed a month
since, is, according to that list, befogged and clean
in Bristol Bay. Still, we must award great praise to
our neignoors tor attempting to puuuau uie uirat,
fullest, and most reliable intelligence," and particu
larly commend the efforts of their amateur ship
P. S. We are requested to state to the purchasers
of bills of ship Martha, that If her bills are protested
on the strength of "the fullest and most reliable"
information found in the Polynesian, to the effect
that said vessel has not arrived at the Sandwich
Islands, the government is expected to pay all dam
ages in the case.
Rotai. Hawaiian Theater. The pieces produced
at this little temple of the drama, the past week, were
Fazio, by the Rev. H. II. Milman; Lucretia Bor
gia, and Tuesday evening, for the first time In this city,
the play of Camille, or the Coquette, . dramatised
from the popular French work of the Younger Dumas,
" La dame aux Camelias," which has already passed
through the thirtieth Paris edition, owing its favor to
the masterly typification of a class of females well
known in the capital of " la belle France, who ig
nore the certain consequences of the future in the
gratification of the present. " Although the idealisa
tion of Dumas file, as rendered in the English garb.
is softened and refined to please the fastidious taste of
the Anglo Saxon, it is " Frenchy" enough to show
the difference between the " dames du pave" of the
different nations. '
In the play of Luorstia Koroirn, a piece founded on the scan
dalous truths of the reign of that Borgia, who sat upon the papal
throne aa Alexander VI (and whose name is endeared to every
American by the generous manner in which be gave away to the
Spanish monarchs, Ferdinand and Isabella, the whole of the
Western Hemisphere,) too much praise cannot be given for the
masterly manner in which Miss I nee depicted the exhibition
of true maternal love, ready to burst all barriers to show itself
to her incestuous but guiltless offsring, yet kept back until the
moment of dissolution, by the fear that that love, ber all. would
be rejected by its object. In all of the characters as played iy
her, she baa been well supported by Mr. Beatty and Mr. Town
send. The acting of both these gentlemen is so well known to a
Honolulu audience that all remark ia supererogatory. Perhaps
the fact that Mr. Beatty is always well up in his part, and always
show such a perfect knowledge of stage business lead one to
look for a perfectly u satisfactory" embodiment of his character,
and any departure would be more a matter of surprise than in
creasing excellence In performance.
The new drop scene curtain, representing the Bay of Ischeia,
with the Neapolitan political state prison on the heights of the
promontory, and also the One scenery, painted by Mr. Paul Em
mert, are new evidence of that gentleman' skill with the brush,
and any one who sees them must own that a remark, overheard
by ns, "that Emmert was sum" and the reply of " that's so"
was in every way trae.
Bcrglaries. On Tuesday night last, some thieves
entered the residence of Mr.' George H. Ince, while
the family were at the Theater, and ransacked .the
premises, apparently in search of money. Nothing
has yet been missed, though some valuable jewelry
was scattered about but left. The same night the
" White Horse Hotel," kept by W.- Pierson, was
entered, and two demijohns of brandy, a dozen bottles
of bitters, and some loaf sugar stolen.. The thieves
were evidently very cool in this last operation, as
they tried the liquor before taking it, leaving the
tumblers they had used on the counter.
Rescued. A little bov, a son of Mr. M. M. Web
ster, got over his depth while bathing at Smith's
bridge one day last week, and came near drowning.
He was going down "for the last time," when a
native passing by discovered his situation and
plunged in without stopping to take off either clothes
or shoes. The little fellow was insensible when
brought out, but soon recovered. The gratitude of
the parents toward the rescuer of their little one was
the more heartfelt, as they had but a few days before
lost a Iamb from their little flock, whose death is
recorded in this paper.
The Frahces Palmer. We notice with pleasure
that this vessel, long a favorite packet on the San
Francisco route, is throwing off her whaling gear
and undergoing a thorough renovation preparatory
to returning on to her old route. The traveling pub
lic always regretted her withdrawal and we hope
that she may soon regain her former popularity.
Since writing the above, we learn that Messrs.
Waterman and Stott have bought the bark and that
it is their intention to run her as stated above. She
will sail for San Francisco sometime in November.
Their Majesties. From H. A. Neilson, Esq., who
returned in the KtkavUuohi, we learn that their
Majesties the King and Queen were enjoying good
health at Kailua, Hawaii. They will be absent some
six weeks longer.
Sheriff or Oaht. John H. Brown, Esq., has
been appointed as Sheriff of Oahu by the Marshal,
with the approval of the Acting Governor, in place of
H. S. Swinton, Esq., resigned.
x mimm ' ? . - i . j
jy The steamer Sea Bird, formerly running
among these islands for a time, was totally destroyed
by fire on the 7th ult, between Fort Langley and
Victoria. Vessel and cargo, valued at $60,000 ft
total io. - " :;,
The atmosphere for the past few days has
been remarkably clear. From the telegraph station
the entire and cloudless outline of Molokai, Lanai,
and East and West Mani could be observed perfectly
distinct; even the surf could be aeen breaking on the
Molokai beach, twenty-five miles distant. A wag at
our elbow says he could plainly see Lahaina, and
discern the whole town with spyglass in hand. This
must certainly be an optical illusion.
.' Rain. The weather, which has been very heavy
and sultry for some days past, with little or no wind,
yesterday took a southerly turn and brought some
very heavy showers, the first soaking rain that we
have had for some months. The pastures through
out the island, and the streets of the town, have long
needed some moisture. . .
Remarkable Coincidence. When Flag Officer
Long, now commanding the U. S. Pacific Squadron,
visitea Honolulu, in March, l43, the great comet
was then shining with great brilliancy. His present
visit is marked by a comet of nearly equal size and
brilliancy. Friend. -
E7" We are happy to announce that Mr. Benjamin
F. Bolles, ship chandler of Lahaina, haa resumed
business at the old stand, and from the numerous as
surances which he has received from merchants and
ship masters, there is a fair prospect of the house re
covering the ground which it had temporarily lost.
We wish him success.
ext Mail. We think the next mail may be
looked for from the 20th to 25th Inst, by one of the
clippers expected; the Anglo Saxon, Europa and
Western Continent, will all be due about that time.
In the absence of steady winds, there is much uncer
tainty about the time of their arrival.' ' '
. Gtmvo. Capt, Stone says, that the few thousand
tone of guano as yet taken from Jarvis laland, make
a very small hole in the pile, and there ia enough
ten to wear out au tne clipper ships afloat not leas
than several millions of tons certainly.
OTmDrnxerable anxiety "ia felt among our
mere nan ts ror tne arrival of the Mountain Wave,
Syren, Harriet c Jessie, Portena and Alexander,
which are out from 144 to 154 days.
ArtROTS. We observed a cage of three small and
beautiful parrots in Richards & Co.'s store. They
were brought from Australia in the bark QlimjMjhxA
are a rare species. We are pleased to learn that they
nave been purchased and will remain here. '
Hiqh Tide. The morning tide for tht
days has been noticed as unusually high.
It was so dark yesterday
Outside. On our supplement will be found an
article on Comets, and on the fourth page, s Samoan
Tradition. - .
Prater River MIsm
(Correspondence of the Pacific Commercial k.ir
Of words and phrases current in the goW
aa . a ,t
sees, out not generally weu unaemooc
aiders., ; , .
Exchequer Bills. " No money." Undrf
system of finance, bills on the exchequer i
paid. The saving of Interest to governma
mense. . i
f.- - u ri.ii r ,, am.-
tacked on to all bills due by the exeheque
m i a w s v .
j reau. raymenu aeierrea." it s
that the credit of the government was at im
extensive as at present a condition of fuo
posed to be creditable to the present MinW
Vniih " fTnm rIfVrrvf " Thna wtwiJ
faith in the government hold the largest ci
the treasury. i
Tariff." A tearing off." To tear off tif
rum and paste it on to the necessaries of litf
courage the Young Hercules of Hawaii." I
Improvement. " A kind of prodf." H.
pro v em en t signifies the digging up of mad J
ing gold in its place. - The beet proof of tinl
of the present Ministry is the rapid sale of rf
Liberty. " No law." The constitution
people liberty; under it they must have lice!
Prosperity. " Prosper-I"-ty. I keepirt
prosper. The exchequer claims ty with rtt
We have been permitted by Mr. Jame Is?
copy the following extracts from a letter nf
him from a gentleman who left Honolulu t fc '
since for the mines.
Portlakd, Oxxooir, Augutt f
Dear Sir : According to promise, I
these few lines to let yon know that I haJ
Portland, after a passage of twenty-two d
my arrival here I found hundreds of ma I
returned and returning from the much blow
" Fraser River diggings." From Forth
mines is five hundred miles across the eoci
it is impossible to reach them unless a mu
or four hundred dollars to provide himself
mala, provisions and arms, ana wita en
three or four hundred men, all equally jmrf
The Indians are hostile, and have defetttl
companies of two hundred men each, and if
been able to reach the mines yet, so that hi
great uncertainty whether there is gold at
justify men in proceeding further nntH
known, which will not be until next year.
lingham Bay side there are hundreds, 1
thousands, of men coming across the eoasi
land, thinking this the best route. And,
I think it would be" a great advantage to
pie, both whites and kanakas, if this wai
in one of your papers. . It might prevent
leaving their homes and situations to eoci
almost unknown country. There are kn
men here in Portland without a dollar in tU
ets, and no employment for them. Most '!
men who started for the mines, well psi
armed, and had got two hundred miles or I
their journey when they were attacked by tlx j
their provisions and animals taken from tk
were glad to get back to the settlements ri
I am at work here at present, and ver?
will stay a couple of months, and return tort
by way of San Francisco.
Yours. &c. Isxab ij
iany inquiries rerf
Editor : As many inquiries rtpj
uw&tuiv ui t ii, uaw iixvkij uvcu unv-
request you to give the following general
place in your valuable paper, and 1 shall
fully impart all the information which 1
give on the subject.
The process of cultivation is so very eI
labor necessary, after the rice land is onctW
is so extremely little, that one person
growing an almost indefinite quantity of ri
rice Itself are several varieties in reg v
color, but, I believe, on the whole, there
actual difference either in their re!'
value, if either variety is well cuitivsted.
vated on ground or in a situation fittw
ture. Climate, running water and cle
j & i . i, , ffinan&i
pruuuee tne uesi rice, tne scc r
Royal Hawaiian Agricultural Society
S-raJn. hut tha rsrnnl la of a clear COluf u"
extremely white, and I have not the le'
it would prove aa excellent marketabl
" long grain rice" ie of late years wr
the United States, and commands
price than the old fashioned white
grain is only longer and not broader, u -i
that the small grain rioe yields so bocM
acre as to make no the difference in pries,)
humble opinion, I believe this rice is j
for this climate. J
TV- ! a-mliad tf "i
uw ym mum ia u '
Viuswaarinsr Vain ralnkaa . ft ia not new"'
the rioe land of snv larwa extent, but '
rioe land should be of no larger extent ,
being of a psfect level, so that the v
ntoesssarr tn snnnort the rice. " 01
denth over the whole surface of the I-
Iieve to be one of the most essential p'DU
tivatioa of rioe, and I therefore cooii". i
the present kalo patches well fitted for f
is genersllj J
lite rice; H
because ths natives in the cultivation
always had an eye to having their gro'
Tha nrmantU JtV mni fhr rioS is
as that fbr kalo. Tha around is clesvrea -
either by plowing and harrowing by t
i plows and teams, or it may be dot ')
the oo, ae it is dpae at present for
When eleaa, the soil is stirred up )
ausoa nsu, eomeiBing or tne conssw--
this mud eow year rice broad-cast as
wheat, t should say about sixty pouni